Chirurgia laparoscopica colorettale. Esperienza monocentrica su 599 pazienti neoplastici.

Translated title of the contribution: Colorectal laparoscopic surgery. Single center experience with 599 cancer patients

S. Di Palo, A. Vignali, A. Tamburini, D. Parolini, E. Orsenigo, C. Staudacher

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PURPOSE: To analyze the results of laparoscopic colectomy for cancer of colon and rectum on early outcome. METHODS: Fifty hundred and ninety-nine consecutive unselected patients who underwent laparoscopic colectomy for cancer of the colon or rectum between January 1998 and December 2004 in a single Institution were prospectively evaluated. Tumor classification was by TNM stage. Patients were monitored for postoperative complications for 30 days after surgery. Follow-up was done by direct patient contact. RESULTS: Mean (SD) age was 65.8 (11.7) years. Mean (SD) ASA score was 2.0 (0.5). The following operations were performed: 248 left colectomies, 131 right colectomies, 26 sigmoid resections, 164 rectal resections, 21 abdominoperineal resections (Miles operation) and 9 total colectomies. Conversion rate was 7.2% (43/599 pts). The overall morbidity rate was 23.3% (143/599 pts). The mortality rate was 0.3% (2/599 pts). Anastomotic leak occurred in 45/599 (7.3%) patients. Re-operation rate was 4.6% (26/599 pts). Mean (SD) length of stay was 9.9 (5.8) days. The mean number (SD) of lymphnodes intraoperatively collected was 16.7 (9.8). Median (range) time of follow-up period was 20.2 months (6-68). One port-site metastasis was found at 18 months after surgery. Overall 5-years survival was 81%. Local recurrence rate in patients who underwent TME of the rectum was 4.4%. CONCLUSION: Laparoscopic colectomies is safe and effective in the treatment of colon and rectal cancer.

Translated title of the contributionColorectal laparoscopic surgery. Single center experience with 599 cancer patients
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationI supplementi di Tumori : official journal of Società italiana di cancerologia ... [et al.]
Publication statusPublished - 2005


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